Dismasted racing yacht

Launch No: 224
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Location: Two miles south of Castle Ledge buoy. Start Bay.
Yacht dismasted whilst racing in Dartmouth Regatta
Photo: Dean Nettleton RNLI
Yacht dismasted whilst racing in Dartmouth Regatta

The Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked by the Coastguard to assist a dismasted yacht that had been racing in Start Bay. There were eight on board and none of them were injured. After assisting the yacht with the rigging, the J109 was escorted back to her moorings at Sandquay.


Request Received 3:45pm
Time at incident 33 minutes
Time to recovery 55 minutes
Back on Service 4:55pm


Sea/River State Choppy
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 17-21 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Rich Eggleton
Dean Nettleton

Shore Crew

Simon Amphlett (Tractor Driver)
Lee Darch

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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